Only an approximately 2-hour drive from Brisbane, there is a magical place called ‘Byron Bay’. Only 165km South of Brisbane and 772km north of Sydney, Byron Bay is a fantastic place for couple, friends of the whole family to go camping.
We regularly go to Byron Bay and this time we decided to set up camp at the Broken Head Holiday Park. This park offers both powered and unpowered sites as well as onsite accommodation. Rates start at about $30 for an unpowered site for two people.
After setting up camp, we decided to go an check out the beach which is only a short walk from the campsite. Broken Head beach is a popular spot for surfers as it tends to get a lot of good waves and is generally not as crowded as some of the other beaches in the area.
One good thing about Byron is that there are a lot of activities to suit people of all ages. There are some beautiful walks in the area. One which is a must is the walk up to the Cape Byron lighthouse. The view from up there is spectacular and on the day we were there, we spotted dolphins surfing in the waves, turtles and a huge Manta Ray. This is also an excellent spot to go to at sunset as the view is one of a kind.
Another plus about Byron is the scuba diving. There are two main dive operations in Byron; Byron Bay Dive Centre and Sundive. Both do the majority of their dives at a site called Julian Rocks which is about a 10-minute boat road from shore. The great thing about this is you can get up early, do a couple of dives and then have the rest of the day to relax and explore without having long boat trips and surface intervals at sea. As it is a marine reserve, the amount and variety of life out there is world class.
To head into town, it’s probably a bit too far to walk, but if you had bicycles it would be totally doable. The main town has a lot of great little restaurants and cafes to satisfy your hunger to you could always try the fish and chip takeaway near the pool and sit on the beach and watch the waves roll in.
Byron Bay is a fantastic place to visit and a great camping option for those who want to get back to nature a bit, but still have access to some of the modern things in life.